Lauren Schwahn, Moneyish

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Past articles by Lauren:

Money can destroy a relationship: Are you financially compatible with your partner?

Discussing money isn’t exactly romantic. But being on the same page financially is a crucial part of maintaining a healthy relationship → Read More

Five simple things you can do to boost your credit score this year

Having a better credit score can grant you access to more loan options and more favorable terms. That’s key for anyone buying a home or taking out a car loan. → Read More

MILLENNIAL MONEY: What makes a Black Friday deal worth it?

There are a few main factors shoppers should note that can help them decide whether or not to make a Black Friday purchase. → Read More

Make the most of Cyber Monday with a smart shopping strategy

Cyber Monday (Nov. 28) is a great opportunity to save money if the deals match your shopping. So what’s likely to go on sale? Here's how to make the most of it. → Read More

You know you’ve found a good Black Friday deal when…

What actually makes a Black Friday deal worth it? An item's reduced price, availability and affordability are key. Here’s what to consider before you buy. → Read More

Black Friday is Nov. 25: Will there be any deals?

Will the supply chain fail us? As the mega shopping day approaches, here's what shoppers should expect, according to retail and marketing experts. → Read More

MILLENNIAL MONEY: How to help loved ones deal with debt [Column]

It’s difficult to watch people we care about struggle with debt. How can you help others avoid falling further into debt, especially as the expensive holiday season inches closer? → Read More

What student loan cancellation could mean for your budget

Here’s what you can do now to prepare for relief, and what it could mean for your budget. → Read More

Four times it’s OK to be stingy with your money

If you want to be responsible with your money, you have to know where to draw the line. When is it OK to put your own interests first? Here's a guide. → Read More

MILLENNIAL MONEY: When is it OK to be selfish with your money? [Column]

Amid rising inflation, interest rates and recession worries, money is getting tighter for many folks; and probably for you. But if you want to be responsible with your money, you have to know where to draw the line. → Read More

What Equifax’s credit score miscalculations mean for consumers

It might not be easy to determine if you were affected by this Equifax error. → Read More

Millennial Money: 4 items for your midyear money checklist [Column]

A lot can happen in six months. That’s why, as we close out the first half of the year, it makes sense to check in on your financial life. → Read More

Why paying down debt is the best use of your tax refund

There are a number of advantages to using the money to reduce your debt, and it doesn't mean you have to sacrifice fun. → Read More

How to break your bad money habits

How do you know if you have unhealthy financial habits, and what can you do to build better ones? Take these three steps. → Read More

NERDWALLET: Use your tax refund to knock down debt, lift your finances [Column]

So you're expecting a tax refund this year. With inflation driving up the price of gas, food and nearly everything else, that extra money can't come soon enough. The hard part is deciding how to spend it. → Read More

Use your tax refund to knock down debt, lift your finances

If you’re expecting a tax refund, you’re probably contemplating what to spend this newfound money on. → Read More

Check your DMs for debt collectors and scams

Debt collectors can now slide into your DMs on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Here’s how to watch out for scams. → Read More

Millennial Money: Watch for debt collectors, scams on social

Social media is where you watch cooking videos, gaze at photos of dreamy travel destinations and doomscroll through endless news headlines. Now, sites like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter could als… → Read More

Your Holiday Gifts Still Haven’t Arrived. Now What?

There’s a real possibility that your gifts won’t arrive in time for holiday celebrations. So what are your options? → Read More

Should you buy a TV on Black Friday? Here are some of the better deals

There are plenty of TV deals this year, but discounts and stocked shelves may be fleeting, and the sales are on now. Here's where to look. → Read More